En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Walking the Walk: Volunteers and the Adoptive City of Oaxaca.

By Kathryn Boelk As a new volunteer to En Vía, I have had the opportunity to meet not only the inspirational and determined women who participate in the program as borrowers, but also the spirited volunteers who support the program and all that it...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

By Kim Groves Firecrackers from the churchyard hurtle over-head with the intention of scaring away evil spirits while ghosts, ghouls, and devils dance in the streets. The Cathedral is piled high with flowers. Candles burn bright for every prayer a...

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Learning about Culture: En Vía Enjoys a Celebration in Teotitlán

Text and Photos by Heather Hutcheson Most people know Teotitlán del Valle as a place to buy colorful wool rugs and as a place to learn about weaving as an art form, but there is much more to know about the rich and important cultural traditions in...

Oaxaca life

¡Viva México! Mexican Independence Day in Oaxaca

Giant multi-coloured sombreros teetered on heads, and there were glittering wrestling masks, spiked wigs, and flashing dangling earrings, decorating others. In honour of Mexican Independence Day, you could buy green, red, and white flags, on every...

En Via Events

New Loans in Santo Domingo Tamaltepec

Last week, 9 women in the town of Santo Domingo Tamaltepec graduated from the business classes and received their first loans with En Via. We are delighted to welcome these women into the program and are looking forward to getting to know them and...